Winter is coming and so are the Olympic athletes.
With lower than a month to go earlier than the opening of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, a record-breaking 110,000 condoms have been donated to be made out there for all athletes competing within the 2018 video games — that’s 10,000 greater than the quantity rubbers distributed in Vancouver in 2012 and in Sochi in 2014.
With 2,925 women and men set to take part, it averages out to almost 38 condoms per athlete over the two-week interval — although the sheaths may also be out there to members of the press and employees.
“Baskets with condoms will likely be positioned at each males’s and ladies’s bogs at athletes’ village in Pyeongchang and Gangneung, the primary press middle, the medical village in addition to the medical middle,” organizers instructed the South China Morning Put up.
Whereas this 12 months’s determine does mark essentially the most ever to be distributed on the Winter Olympics, it does fall in need of the 450,000 made out there to athletes throughout the 2016 Summer season Olympics in Rio.
“We don’t anticipate athletes to make use of all of them,” spokesman Chun Geun-sik mentioned, including he suspects many will likely be taken dwelling nonetheless within the package deal as a memento.
Rubber producers Comfort Co. donated a bulk of the protecting sheaths, partly to unfold HIV consciousness and to forestall the unfold of the virus.
The large donation’s value totaled about $93,370, Enterprise Insider reported.
Condoms had been first publicly distributed on the 1988 Summer season Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, once more in effort to forestall the unfold of HIV, CNN reported. The variety of rubbers made out there within the years since have greater than quadrupled.